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mrnelso Nov 16, 2006 10:27 PM

A friend has visitors cominng from LA and hopes to find a casual, chowish spot in Lake City or other North End.
The only recollection I have is a note to myself to try Baker's someday. Any advice from Chowhound I can pass along. Economy is not so important as food and comfortable scene. He's taking his 5th grade teacher (he's over 50, so his teacher is likely elderly) to dinner with sons and daughters, etc. LC's was OK, but I'm hoping for more...
thanks
mrnelso

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    Walters Nov 17, 2006 01:21 AM

    I highly recommend Judy Fu's. Don't miss the dumplings and their salt & pepper chicken.

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      Lauren Nov 17, 2006 04:17 PM

      I haven't been but on my list to try is an indian restaurant called Anita's Bistro. I've heard good things about it.

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        Snapdragon Nov 17, 2006 10:19 PM

        Nancy Leson gave this Chinese restaurant a great write-up: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

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          barleywino Nov 19, 2006 08:01 PM

          Tried Yu Shan as reviewed by Nancy Leson. The "house little steamed buns with broth" have no broth to speak of, and (despite what the restaurant calls them) bear no resemblance to xiao long bao. The soy bean milk (doh jian) is very good if you like the thick curd-y style, the fried crullers which go with it (yio tiao) are fair (not as good as Noble Court). Fish in wine sauce is so so.

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          Snapdragon Nov 20, 2006 02:54 AM

          Barleywino--

          Thanks for taking one for the team! Will still check out Yu Shan sometime, but won't put it at the top of the list.

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            pman Nov 27, 2006 06:24 PM

            Recently moved to this area, and have been most happy with LC's Kitchen (Lake City Way and 80thish) and Saltoro (140thish and Greenwood). If you do LC's, I would recommend takeout. Am also addicted to the Won Ton soup at Chang Thai, which we usually order with the "Mix Appetizer".

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              Leper Nov 27, 2006 10:02 PM

              I second the suggestion for Judy Foo's Snappy Dragon. They have a cult following for a reason.

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